Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fun, Free and Affordable Denver Events Oct. 5-7 2012

Here are some fun and inexpensive things to do around Denver this weekend, Oct. 5-7, 2012.

FREE Museum Day - Saturday Oct. 6 is a FREE day at the Denver Art MuseumDoes not include ticked exhibits. Bring Colorado ID.100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver.

Emily Griffith Block Party - Yeah baby! Come join the party as Emily Griffith Technical College's "Rocks the Block" on Saturday Oct. 6 from 10AM-2PM. FREE admission. Live music by Manuel Molina, DENT, Street Royalties and more. Food from Emily's Deli, El Nopalito, Pinky the Cupcake Camper, Cravings. Vendor booths. 1250 Welton St. Denver.

FREE Jazz Concert -- On Friday Oct. 5 The Queen City Jazz band showcases the style of  Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Ma Rainey. Starts at 7:30PM, Come early to get a seat and hear one of the most recognized traditional jazz bands in the nation. FREE admission. Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton.

Cider Days --Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7, from 10AM-5PM.  Lakewood Cider DaysFun activities for the entire family – all included in admission price of $7 for adults, $4 for kids. From mule-drawn wagon and barrel train rides to the petting zoo, this event features exhibitors (cider pressing), live entertainment (magicians! trick pigs! trick roping! pie eating contest!) and, of course, food.  Admission also includes tours of the Heritage Center 20th Century Museum. 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood.

Cultivate Festival -- Head down to City Park from 10AM-6PM on Saturday Oct. 6, for the FREE one-day Chipotle Cultivate Festival, dedicated to sustainability, good food, cooking demos and good music. Family friendly. Schedule and details here.

Four Mile Park's Pumpkin Festival --  On Oct. 6-7 check out Four Mile Park, 12 bucolic acres of  historic fun nestled along the banks of Cherry Creek. FREE admission to the Pumpkin Festival, but there are fees for some of the activities, and you must pony up for pumpkins. Activities include creating your very own scarecrow, visiting with the mountain men and Native Americans in the living history camp, rides in a horse-drawn wagon or stage coach and of course, food. Four Mile House, 715 South Forest St., Denver.

First Friday - Friday Oct. 5 The first Friday of every month this fun and FREE event is celebrated citywide. Details here.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver - Admission is just one penny on Saturday, Oct. 6 (and every first Saturday of the month). General admission to the museum is normally $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors, so this is a decent deal. 10AM-6PM. 1485 Delgany St., Denver

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